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Researchers Focus on Heartland Virus Immunity

Heartland virus disease is a newly described disease affecting a handful of people in the Midwest.


What's the Diagnosis? - Pediatric Papules

A concerned mother brought her 5 year old daughter in to the pediatrician with red papules on her face. Use VisualDx to confirm or help shape your diagnosis.


Busy Busy Busy at CHC 2016

There are many ways you can learn about VisualDx and SMART on FHIR at Cerner Health Conference 2016.


Effects of a Workplace Canine Companion: An Analysis at 2016 UNYOC

During the conference, Ms. Keenan and Ms. Ferrer presented a poster titled “Effect of a Workplace Canine Companion: Analysis of a Survey Evaluation of Employees,” featuring our office dog, Tobias.


What's the Diagnosis? - November 7, 2016

A 50-year-old cattle farmer went to his doctor after returning from a 10-day tour of Australian ranches.


Eczema's Connection to Infectious Disease

AD is a chronic, relapsing, pruritic condition that is often associated with allergic rhinitis and/or asthma.


We could all do better. The case of symptom checkers vs. physicians.

A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine compared the diagnostic performance of online symptom checkers against actual physicians to see which had better accuracy. Physicians were correct 72% of the time, beating the computer tools by a 2-to-1 margin. Consumer symptom checkers are not designed to be replacements or even cognitive assistants for physicians. So here is a more apt headline: “Study reveals physicians do poorly in solving relatively easy medical cases.”


The Value of VisualDx in Emergency Medicine

VisualDx understands the importance of speed and accuracy when it comes to making decisions in the emergency department.


Why I Love Health IT: A Guest Blog

All this week, health care professionals have thrust health IT into the spotlight as part of National Health IT Week (September 26-30). As part of the health IT community, VisualDx is committed to patient safety and reducing diagnostic error through the use of its digital products. 


Being Proactive about Sepsis

A 2011 CDC study shows sepsis on the rise. To be proactive, the CDC wants to combat sepsis at the patient level.